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Apply Now angle-right Job no: 584912
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Napier
Categories: Trades, Construction

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 10,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

Downer New Zealand is a leading provider of integrated services.  Our commitment to building long term relationships and supporting our customers with high calibre services and solutions; the talents of our people; and consistent excellence in operational delivery sets us apart.

Within the breadth of work we cover, we deal with the construction and maintenance of many concrete structures including bridges, retaining walls, culverts, pipelines, iconic civil amenities, lookouts and decks. 

About the role:

The primary role will be carrying out general carpentry, concrete, bridge and structures maintenance activities. You will be expected to be involved in planning, organizing and controlling activities and operations as both part of a crew and individually assigned tasks.  All work is completed to the satisfaction of customers and all targets (productivity, quality and safety) are met.

The Carpenter will be expected to work ‘hands on’ and assist with the training and upskilling of crew.  You will have experience in a variety of building industry related projects. The role also requires a high standard of personal presentation and workmanship together with strong customer service skills.

Working on projects across the Napier area, you will ensure the effective running of the project by providing technical assistance on all engineering requirements.

About you

We are looking for candidates with the following skills & experience:

  • Trade qualification an advantage
  • Practical three years’ carpentry/concrete experience
  • Able to deal with unexpected events, make decisions and provide direction to work teams
  • Shows willingness/provides solutions to assist with a “continual improvement” philosophy
  • Organized and systematic approach to working environment, strong planning skills
  • Be hard working, reliable and motivated 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Can work well and efficiently both unsupervised and within a team
  • Hold a full, clean NZ class 1 drivers licence (and preferably drive a manual vehicle) or equivalent
  • Good level of physical ability
  • High levels of motivation

How to apply?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to, enter reference number 584912 and register your interest along with your resume.

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. 

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.  

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible. 

Please note we have an in-house recruitment team that manage all our vacancies. No candidates presented through an agency will be considered for any of our roles advertised, unless previously arranged. We would strongly encourage all candidates interested in these roles, to apply directly online through the portal provided otherwise your application will not be considered.

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